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David Johnson Toronto Lawyer

David I. Johnson *

Partner | Co-Leader, Banking & Finance Group Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


David Johnson is Co-Leader of Fasken's Banking and Finance group. Dave routinely advises both lenders and borrowers on complex corporate and commercial debt financings in both Canada and abroad.

Dave has substantial experience leading lending transactions across a wide range of industries including power and utilities, manufacturing, financial services, mining, telecommunications, real estate, food services, automotive, agriculture and retail.  He is extensively involved in the area of leveraged finance with a particular focus on private equity sponsored transactions.

Dave has been engaged to execute bilateral and syndicated credit facilities and debt offerings ranging in size from a few million dollars to more than $6 billion.

Representative clients include; The Toronto-Dominion Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Goodyear Canada, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Bank of America.

Dave was recognized as “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” by Lexpert and in Lexpert's US/Canada Cross-Border Guide -Corporate.


  • Recognized in Asset-Based Lending Practice and Banking and Finance Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2022
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Banking & Financial Institutions , Lexpert 2020 to 2022
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Banking & Financial Institutions, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018

Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Honours) Huron University College, University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association





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